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Atul Kumar

Australian Program Advisory Committee Member

Brief info

M Const Mgt (UNSW), Dip Arch, FAIB, Licensed Builder, NSW.

Atul has been involved with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) since 2017 and was invited to join the Board of HFH NSW in 2018 that later merged with HFH QLD and became HFH NSWQ.

Atul has dual tertiary qualifications in Architecture and Construction Management including a Master’s degree from UNSW. He is a licensed builder. He initially trained under his father who was an Architect & Town Planner in India. He owns a business called Signature Group of Companies which is based in Sydney and does property development with in house architectural design, construction, marketing and sales of the properties that they develop. Atul started his business in 2000 and has been joined by the next generation of his family. He has undertaken projects in Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Port Headland comprising low/medium/high rise residential projects, commercial, retail and industrial projects.

Atul is actively involved in professional bodies/ industry associations and also in lecturing and research. He has lectured at three Australian universities (UTS, WSU and UC) and one Indian university in Architecture and Construction Management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), ex-President of AIB, ACT chapter and a member of the AIB’s University Course Accreditation Committee responsible for accrediting 14 Australian university courses in Construction Management. He has been on two committees of UDIA, NSW namely the Urban Development and Strata Management committees. Atul has been on two committees of UDIA, NSW namely the Urban Development and Strata Management committees.

He been involved in various charities in his personal and professional capacities and is on the Board of Directors of Signature Foundation, Community Foundation of North West Sydney besides being involved with Habitat. His company provides pro bono services in architectural design, construction and project management to various charities and not for profit/ community organisations including Habitat for Humanity. He has been actively involved with the design and project management of the project at Dharruk being developed jointly by Habitat and DV West as a shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence for which a federal government grant has been procured. He is undertaking a lift irrigation project with the Jesuit Mission, India to irrigate 60 acres of farmland owned by 29 impoverished farming families to help them get out of the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Atul is also developing a shelter in Mt Druitt, NSW for 25 residents to house those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness.